The state of Tamil -Nadu known for its distinctive and diverse culture, The state of Tamil-Nadu draws a lot of people during throughout the year, cause of its intricately built temples, beaches hill stations other popular destinations as well.
Enjoy these top 5 Tamil Nadu tourist places.
- Chennai and Mammalapuram Beach
Between Chennai & Mahabilpuram there is a famous hop-on hop off bus which covers 12 tourist attractions, this has been made to convenience for tourists by the state department of Tamil-Nadu and also you can book it online at a Minimum of Rs. 250/-per head, However, if you travel during the next month, you'll get a 25% discount, and get a ticket extend for 24 hours.
Chennai & Mamallapuram Beach
Chennai is the gateway to South India. You will find the best beach on the east coast- which Mahabalipuram, its famous and a lot of tourists come here to relax at the resort.
The most important temple in South India is the Mennakshi Temple. The temple carries a lot of history back in time , the temple attracts a lot of Pilgrims and tourists , one of the reasons its it superb architecture, during the month of April every year the famous 12-day Chithirai Festival is conduct, it is the celestial wedding of the God & goddess.
In the early 19th century the British used it as their summer headquarter of Chennai, Ooty is cool as cucumber, to beat the heat of Chennai, the most important months are April & May. The most popular attraction of Ooty is the 22 hectare Government Botanical Gardens( there is flower show in the summer time between the months of April -May), you can also cruise along the lake by boating, and also climbing the most famous peak Doadanetta for a impeccable view of the Nigilgiri hills, you can travel to Ooty by taking the toy train from Metupalaiyam.
Pondicherry was known formerly as the 18th century French Colony, and it still stands and retain a distinctive French flavor, you can still enjoy the taste of the French culture and the colony.
The most famous ashram is Sri Aurobindo Ashram, which attracts plenty of spiritual believers. Pondicherry also has some famous churches, temples . The Beach Road along the border of the Bay of Bengal stretch along with a lot of hotels and restaurants, it the most spicy part of the city.
The Bay of the Bengal with the Arabian Sea & the Indian Ocean which is the furthermost tip of India. Kanyakumari is also known for the most famous Gandhi Memorial , with its finest architecture resembling that of an Orissan temple. When you visit Kanyakumari the best time is in April , you go out on a full moon night, and enjoy the majestic beauty of the sun set & the moon rising simultaneously over the ocean.
San Thome Basilica
The church of Santhome was built during the period of the 14th to 15th century AD by the Portuguese,the cathedral is near to the beach and got its name from St. Thomas, the disciple , who is known as doubting Thomas. Close to the cathedral is a museum which is located in the high grounds nearby, and the main attraction , is the map of South Asia, which shows Santhome Cathedral as one of the most prominent attractions in Chennai.
The Santhome Church , is an international Shrine ,has a miraculous touch , there is an underground tomb chapel where pilgrims can pray in front of the sepulcher, people according to a superstition believe that the sand taken from the tomb has miraculous healing powers. The myth behind the story is that anyone suffering physically, if give a portion of the sand , by the healing power of God through the intervention of St. Thomas , would be instantaneous healed , people who believe have to wait several years to get a little sand from the tomb, as it is only opened at certain times during the year.
There is a small card with some sand from the Santhoma basilica embedded in it .